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Councilmember Alexis Garcia-Arrazola



Alexis García-Arrazola took a seat on the City Council in 2020, but it was hardly his first time in the public eye. The Seaside native worked full time as a reporter for Monterey County’s KRKC News and also at Spanish news station Univision Noticias Costa Central before leaving journalism to enter public service. He got into politics in 2016 through a congressional internship with Rep. Grace Napolitano, where he developed an understanding for issues affecting Californians. On his campaign site, Garcîa-Arrazola describes his priorities: housing, economic vitality, homelessness, and revitalization of Seaside.

First elected: Nov. 3, 2020

Day job: Public relations professional

Alma mater: California State University Monterey Bay (bachelor’s degree, human communications with a concentration in journalism and legal studies)

Notable quote: “Seaside cannot deny our economy and the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future. Clean energy ensures our children do not endure the catastrophe that would result from unchecked climate change.” (Source: AlexisArrazola.com)

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